Thogotoviruses/Bourbon Virus Treatment & Management

Updated: Jul 14, 2017
  • Author: Jean Gabriel Bustamante Alvarez, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Treatment

Approach Considerations

Infections caused by viruses from the Thogotovirus genus are treated with supportive care. No vaccine or antiviral therapy has been reported to be effective in treating infections with these viruses. [9]

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Consultations

An infectious disease specialist should be consulted.

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Prevention

Infection by viruses from the genus Thogotovirus are transmitted by ticks. The following measures serve to avoid transmission:

  • Use insect repellents that contain 20-30% DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) on skin and clothing. Insect repellents that contain 0.5% permethrin may be used on clothing and outdoor gear.
  • Wear long sleeves.
  • Avoid bushy and wooded areas. [1]
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